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Paul G
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Antifoul vs Coppercoat
25.10.2016 at 19:57:42
 
Any views?

Ive been quoted 430 for the Coppercoat material and it will give the hull an epoxy coating.

Compared well with standalone epoxy layer, undercoat and a couple of coats of eroding AF.

Thoughts?

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Re: Antifoul vs Coppercoat
Reply #1 - 25.10.2016 at 20:12:09
 
Are you planning on having the hull blasted?

Absolutely all previous antifouling must be removed before any epoxy coating or coppercoat. I would not recommend either being done outside as temperature and humidity levels really must be correct. I have seen coppercoat peal off in sheets if not applied in the correct conditions.

As a simple 3 option answer I would say you either: (in order of expense)

1. Have the hull blasted, and professionally epoxy coated and copper coated to give you a 15+ year coating
2. Have the hull blasted, and professionally epoxy coated and then apply a antifoul primer and antifoul
3. Scrape/sand exciting antifoul. Prime and apply new antifoul

May I recommend 'Baltic Wharf Repairs' in Totnes for this work. (I may or may not work for them...)
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Re: Antifoul vs Coppercoat
Reply #2 - 25.10.2016 at 20:23:23
 
Thanks Andy

Option 3 looking favourite, you have confirmed my fears that its the wrong time of year to do epoxy outside!

Cheers
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